The World Federation of Development Financing Institution’s Knowledge Hub (WFDFI_KH) is an online portal that clusters knowledge and resources on development financing across all development intervention areas. It is a free-for all web space where development financing practitioners and enthusiasts could access existing and compelling knowledge products from a wide range of institutions, with diverse structure and procedures, engaged in supporting and promoting development finance and its crosscutting issues in advancing policies, processes, programs, projects and practices for the benefits of their beneficiaries and stakeholders. The two-fold purposes of the WFDFI_KH are shaping and advancing policy and advocacy positions that impact the development of the banking and finance community worldwide and improve DFI capacity, as well as facilitating knowledge management and sharing.
An ageing population, the energy transition, and faltering globalization will continue to put pressure on business costs in the coming years.
What can companies do to adapt to these potentially profit-threatening trends?
BDC surveyed 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand how the rising cost of doing business is affecting them and what strategies they can adopt to address it.
At least 43 percent of smallholder farmers in Africa are estimated to be women. However, they typically have limited choice and knowledge of insurance services that can protect them against agricultural and climate-related risks. Since 2021, Pula and ADFI have been working together on closing the agricultural insurance gender gap. Through funding and technical assistance from ADFI, a human-centred design (HCD) research exercise was carried out in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia between October and November 2021.
The mandate of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) based on the Government Gazette Notice No. 836 of 2016 is to implement various Basic Social Protection Programmes (BSPP) aimed at protecting, promoting and assisting the poor and vulnerable in society.
Programmes implemented by the Department of Community Development promote the livelihoods of poor people by providing livelihoods skills and the seed capital in form of grants or micro-capital and farm inputs
The honour loans mechanism is a multidimensional one combining financing free of interest or requirement for securities or guarantees, with support to entrepreneurs. It has several benefits for entrepreneurs. They are a complement to the local financial ecosystem and thus contribute to filling the finance gap. They can be integrated into national long-term public policies to support MSMEs and adapted to regional programmes.
National development finance institutions (NDFIs) can play a vital role in promoting climate
financing and thus achieving Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) due to their
knowledge of local markets, their close connections to domestic public and private
stakeholders and their ability for local currency financing. However, currently NDFIs are not
involved as intensively in this field as they could be.
This report brings much-needed realism to the climate and air pollution debate. It analyzes international experience to identify effective pathways to coherent policy packages that harness synergies and manage inevitable tensions between climate mitigation and air-quality management. It helps decision makers to prioritize pollutants and emission sources and implement regulations that will encourage economic actors to implement technical and behavioral measures in a way that quickly saves people's lives.